Product News: Agilent Technologies to Introduce Next-Generation Spectrometer at Mining Conference in Cape Town

03 Feb 2014

Agilent Technologies Inc. has announced that it will introduce its next-generation microwave plasma atomic emission spectrometer (MP-AES) to the mining industry at Mining Indaba, Feb. 3-6, in Cape Town, South Africa. Mining Indaba is the world's third-largest mining conference, dedicated to the capitalization and development of mining interests in Africa.

Agilent will also present its full portfolio of solutions for the mining industry, including MP-AES, inductively coupled plasma optical emission spectrometer, micro gas chromatograph, portable Fourier transform infrared spectrometer, inductively coupled plasma mass spectrometer, atomic absorption, inductively coupled plasma triple quad mass spectrometer and other micro GC and portable FTIR technologies.

Ideal for Gold and Base Metal Analysis

"Agilent has hit a home run with its new MP-AES instrument, which is ideal for both gold and base metal analysis," said Agilent customer Bobby Joe Reichel of Newmont Mining Corp.

"MP-AES is a revolutionary technology that runs entirely on air," said Agilent's Keith Bratchford, general manager, spectroscopy products. "It is perfectly suited for the analytical needs of the mining industry and now offers expanded application capabilities, such as remote analysis of major and minor elements in geological samples."

Addressing Critical Mining Needs

"Overall, we have a comprehensive portfolio of solutions to address critical mining needs, and we look forward to sharing it with key stakeholders at Africa's largest mining event next week," added Bratchford.

Throughout the meeting, Agilent scientists and product specialists will demonstrate how the company's atomic spectroscopy products address a wide variety of mining needs, including remote, field-based analysis of samples, and laboratory solutions for geochemistry, metals and mining analysis.

Agilent provides a complete portfolio of solutions for the geochemistry, mining and metals industries. For more information, please click on the company website link below.